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    The Wrangell Mountain Skyboys

    In a time before radio navigation, detailed charts, and reliable engines, the frontiersman of the sky helped blaze the way for aviation and exploration in Alaska. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Around the Campfire
chance 37 minutes ago View the latest post 33 mile tire cleaning session
Most of the posts have merit but growing up with the Lake I agree with Deckofficer. There was a golden age of aviation on the Lake once upon a lime and I was fortunate to be involved...
M6RV6 Today, 21:08pm View the latest post Air Park living on the cheap
Cool ride! Tell us about it. What is it? What is in it???
Oh ya,
Congratulations on you new home, way to go! As an airpark guy myself I can tell you, nothing like going out for...
bat443 Today, 20:24pm View the latest post Cessna 180/185 rudder aileron interconnect
Bill, you will not need any parts to remove either the aileron rudder interconnect or the rudder centering kit. You will just be removing parts which were added. If you don't have...
Around the Campfire
akgreg Today, 20:17pm View the latest post TruAtlanticMfg has come aboard as a sponsor of BCP
I heard that they are working on the STC for the IO-550 conversion for the 170B.
Can't wait.
Trip Reports
Crzyivan13 Today, 20:09pm View the latest post Keeping Up With Crzyivan13...
I am FINALLY going to start working on my Idaho trip video after nearly two years. Its hard to believe it has been that long.
Heres a little clip from Mountain Matt's arrival to...
Photography and videography
Hammer Today, 19:49pm View the latest post Wide angle lenses
As much as I love primes and manual lens controls, I think you have to own a lens you can throw on and forget about it. A simple wide zoom with autofocus. I'm looking at this Panasonic...
robw56 Today, 19:15pm View the latest post Impromptu NORCAL West Circuit flying tomorrow
Looks like next weekend, maybe I'll start a new thread.
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
HawkRT Today, 19:05pm View the latest post Bearhawk 134RT Build
And here is the oil cooler firewall plenum I put together, I thought this method was superior to hanging in on the motor mount with adel clamps... etc...

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A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.